was the right choice. from hardwick, massachusetts, this is... and now here is the host of "jeopardy!" -- alex trebek! alex: thank you, johnny. hello, ladies d gentlemen, and welcome. before we get into answers and questions, a few words about cash. players who are eliminated in these quarter-final matches this week will receive $5,000. if you lose as a semi-finalist, you pick up $10,000. and if you make it to the finals, there's a $25,000 guarantee for third place, $50,000 minimum guarantee for second, and, of course, the champion wins $100,000. something to look forward to, eli, james, and karen. good luck. here we go into the first round today. categories are as follows. i'd do well in that. each correct response will rhyme with the word teach. we'll deal with... and, finally, we ask you to... eli? the right tool for $200, please. james. what is a saw? yes. the right tool for $400, please.